31/08/2016 || 13 best nations in WOC qualified for World Games 2017 ||News, WOC news||

The International World Games Association, IWGA, has allocated spaces for a total of 40 male and 40 female runners to the IOF. The thirteen best nations in the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2016, will have the right to enter up to 2 + 2 runners in the World Games in Wrocław, Poland 2017.


30/08/2016 || New World Cup standings after WOC ||News, Newsletter, WOC news||

Tove Alexandersson and Matthias Kyburz were in front of the overall World Cup before WOC and with good performances from both runners, the very top is unchanged.


30/08/2016 || National quotas for WOC 2017 ||News, WOC news||

The results of the 2016 World Championships have decided the national quotas for WOC 2017.


27/08/2016 || Russian women: “We decided it was not smart to get stressed” ||WOC news||

When the Russians were in the quarantine, they heard that in the earlier men’s race the runners were making a lot of mistakes. That influenced the tactics for the Russians.


27/08/2016 || Magne Dæhli: “the hardest pressure ever” ||WOC news||

On Thursday evening Magne Dæhli was afraid that his World Championship week was over. But today he ran first into the finish together with his team-mates.


27/08/2016 || WOC Women’s Relay: Russia win after many lead changes ||WOC news||

Natalia Gemperle brought Russia first to the finish in an exciting women’s race in which many mistakes were made. Maja Alm came up from fifth to second place for Denmark, and Finland finished with the bronze medals. This is Russia’s first-ever women’s relay gold.


27/08/2016 || WOC Men’s Relay: gold to Norway ||WOC news||

The Norwegian team of Carl Godager Kaas, Olav Lundanes and Magne Dæhli ran very impressively throughout, holding a clear lead from the second control on leg 1 right through to the finish, to take the gold medals. Silver goes to Switzerland and bronze to Sweden.


27/08/2016 || WTOC 2016: Slovakia and Sweden won the Relay titles ||WOC news||

With the Swedish team showing all its strength, the TrailO Relay had an expected winner in the Paralympic class in the final competition of the 2016 World Trail Orienteering Championships. In the Open class, Slovakia was a wonderful surprise in taking the gold.


27/08/2016 || Swedish proposal voted down ||News||

The Swedish Orienteering Federation’s proposal to equalise the winning times for the women’s and men’s long distance race was not approved by the IOF General Assembly. The Swedish Orienteering Federation amended their proposal from the floor, removing the section regarding the exact winning times, making the vote a matter of principle only. The IOF Council […]


27/08/2016 || Open Technology Meeting ||News||

An audience of around 50 came along to hear about some of the latest developments in orienteering technology at an open meeting of the IOF IT Commission. Eleven short presentations were made, covering a big range of topics. Touch-free electronic punching is now the norm at international races, but developments in design, functionality and speed […]


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